Searching the registers

Ownership or title deed search

You can search our registers for details of:

  • property ownership
  • rights and conditions
  • title plans

If you know the full postal address of the property, complete an ownership search.

If you're enquiring about land or a property with no postal address, send us a map or plan identifying it. The plan should be to scale and show nearby roads or other buildings. Attach this to your completed ownership search.

By completing the ownership search, you agree to our search fees.

Land Register of Scotland

The Land Register is a plans-based register of titles. Properties in the register have a title sheet and title plan guaranteed by the state. The title sheet defines the property extent on the Ordnance Survey map and includes:

  • details of price
  • current owners
  • if there is a mortgage on the property (details dependent on information supplied by the lender)
  • any conditions affecting the property

Since 2003, we've been recording all property sales and transferring information from the Sasine Register onto the Land Register. If the land or property you enquire about is on the Land Register, we'll send you a copy of the title sheet.

If there are pending applications, we'll send a copy of the application record for that title. Where the application is being registered for the first time, we'll issue a copy of the application record, as the title sheet and title plan will not yet have been compiled.

Examples

Here are some samples of Land Register search results. Click the symbol for further explanations. These samples don't reflect current data.

Application record

Pre Dec. 2014 Title sheet

Post Dec. 2014 Title sheet

Title plan

Example Application RecordExample Title SheetExample 2012 Act Title SheetExample Title Plan

The General Register of Sasines

Often called the Sasine Register, this is a record of property deeds. Since the 1890s, properties in the Sasine Register have had search sheet numbers.

The search sheet lists transactions affecting properties chronologically. Though the Sasine Register is not plans-based, some deeds do have plans. Search sheets provide:

  • a description of the property
  • deed details
  • owners' names
  • price paid
  • recording dates

Examples

Here are some samples of Sasine Register search results. Click the symbol for further explanations. These samples don't reflect current data.

Sasine search sheet

Electronic search sheet

Sasine Search Sheet ImageSasine Search Sheet Image

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